Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan. 26 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Jan. 26 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Is Blessed With Natural Resources
In his inaugural address Tuesday Gov. Tom Wolf said, “I want you to know that for the next four years, my administration will be dedicated to three simple goals: Jobs that pay. Schools that teach.  And government that works – one that is worthy of our trust.”

Quigley To CAC: I Want To Raise The Morale Of DEP, Give It The Resources It Needs
Acting Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley told the DEP Citizens Advisory Council Wednesday one of his priorities is to raise the morale of the agency and get DEP the resources it needs to succeed at its mission.

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Completes Transition Report To New DEP Secretary
DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council Wednesday completed work on a Transition Report to the incoming Wolf Administration and DEP Secretary on environmental issues facing Pennsylvania and the Department of Environmental Protection.

Citizens Advisory Council Invites Comments On Underground Mining Impact Report
The Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting public comments and will accept public testimony during its March 17 meeting on the 2008-2013 Underground Coal Mining Impact Report required by the state’s Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (Act 54).

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference, 1st Film Festival, June 25-26
The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Planning Committee is busily planning for the next conference and are happy to announce that the 2015 Pennsylvania Conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation will be held June 25-26 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College.

CBF-PA: Erie, Greene Counties Join Clean Water Counts! Initiative
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA  applauds the Erie and Greene County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

PA Environmental Council Policy Priorities For 2015
The PA Environmental Council Friday published a list of its policy priorities for 2015 covering climate change, stronger natural gas regulation, water resource protection, a moratorium on further State Forest leasing for natural gas development, an end to sidestepping the legislative process during budget season, renewing the financial commitment to environmental programs and adoption of drinking water well standards.

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